Notice Board
Victorian Christian Legal Society Christmas Carols

Date: Monday 8th December
Time: 6:30pm for a 6.45pm start
Venue: Chapel at CrossCultures Church (enter via Swanston Street entrance)
Cost: Free

Join the VCLS as we celebrate Christmas together by remembering God's greatest gift, Jesus Christ, who inspires us to be generous to others.

We are pleased to announce that Sally Tonkin, the CEO of St Kilda Gatehouse and St Kilda Gatehouse Social Enterprise worker, Andie Patchett will be joining us and sharing at the Christmas Carols Service.

There will be an opportunity to give towards the work of St Kilda Gatehouse and there will also be a pop-up store where you can purchase last minute Christmas gifts with proceeds going to St Kilda Gatehouse. There will be a few nibbles and drinks afterwards and there will be a venue for dinner/drinks after the event (TBA).

Advent Organ Concert Series 2014

St Patrick's Catholic Church, cnr Rogers and Childers Sts, Mentone

The Catholic Parish of Mentone-Parkdale celebrates the historic 1862 Bishop Kelly Pipe Organ installed in St Patrick's each year with an annual concert series in the lead-up to Christmas. One of Australia's most important historic instruments (formerly in the Congregational Church, Prahran), the organ was restored and re-opened in August 1999. Join us for music of the season performed by prominent Melbourne organists each Saturday throughout Advent at 5pm:

Saturday 29 November:
Fr Nicholas Dillon

Saturday 6 December:
Dr Gordon Atkinson

Australian Nativity Scene 2014

Monday 1 December to Sunday 11 January
St Elizabeth’s Parish, 107 Bakers Rd, Dandenong North (Melway Ref: 81 A8)

For the past 10 years local artist Wilson Fernandez has created a stunning nativity scene that has steadily grown into the largest of its kind in Australia. It is regarded as one of Australia’s best nativity displays and is months in the making each year.

Catholic Book Club - December meeting

Friday 19 December, 7pm
Caroline Chisholm Library, Level 3, 358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Anyone interested in reading and discussing Catholic books and poetry (or with Catholic themes) is welcome to join our monthly meetings.

In December we are discussing ‘The Hound and the Falcon: The Story of Reconversion to the Catholic Faith’ by Antonia White (1965), followed by Christmas drinks and supper.

Contact: Paul Nixon on 0405 486 531 or see

Immaculata Mission School 2015

Thursday 1 January to Friday 9 January 2015
Sacred Heart Retreat Centre, 35 Wicklow Ave, Croydon

The Mission School is an initiative of the Sisters of the Immaculata, who are assisted by the lay community and volunteers. The Sisters of the Immaculata are based in Hobart and work in parishes with young

people. The mission of the Immaculata is spiritual renewal in parishes through adoration and faith formation. The aim of the Mission School is to lead young people to a deeper encounter with Christ, so that they will discover the gift of who they are and that they are called to be the saints of the new millennium.


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